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"If it weren’t for Winnie Holzman, pop culture might be a very different place."Time
"Choice has two great parts for middle-aged women. They're funny, smart, and interesting as heck. You need to see this new comedy!"Boston.com
"INTRIGUING. Well-acted! With tart one-liners and astute social observations."Boston Globe
"FUNNY AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING!"Cape Cod Times
"POWERFUL! Every member of the cast is strong."EDGE
"INNOVATIVE AND CLEVER!"New England Theatre Geek
"A bang-up production complete with an excellent cast!"TheaterMania
"LAUGH-OUT LOUD FUNNY! One of the best new works of 2015."Events Insider
"ALL OF THE COMEDY NOTES ARE PLAYED TO PERFECTION! Every cast member is at the top of their game."Talkin' Broadway

When successful journalist Zipporah Zunder takes on an assignment to investigate a new and polarizing social phenomenon, she is unprepared for how deeply this story will impact her life, transforming her understanding of herself, her past, and her future. Funny, smart, and emotional, this unpredictable new play looks at all the layers that live inside a single choice.

Approximate run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission.

“This play has been alive in my imagination for a while now, and the Huntington seems to me the perfect place to have it realized for the first time. I am thrilled and grateful for this opportunity.”— Winnie Holzman



Seating at select performances of Choice is limited, but seats are released every day for sale. Please call the Huntington Box Office at 617 266 0800 to learn about our Advanced Wait List and be upgraded to a seat automatically when it becomes available.

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  • A Conversation With ‘My So-Called Life’ Creator Winnie Holzman

    Here & Now‘s Robin Young sat down with Winnie Holzman and hundreds of fans at a screening of the show’s pilot, for a talk about writing about teens and female friendships – even between witches. Holzman also wrote the book for the stage musical “Wicked.”

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  • Winnie Holzman’s New Play To Debut In Boston

    In 1994, Winnie Holzman created a hit TV series about the drama of teenage life. Actresses Claire Danes and Bess Armstrong brought a mother-daughter relationship to life, but it was Holzman’s writing that transformed even the simplest interaction between a mother and daughter into something incredibly heartfelt and authentic.

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  • Thoughts on Choice

    In November of 2004, I found myself alone in New York City. My husband had stayed home, all of my New York friends were otherwise engaged, John Kerry had just been defeated by George W. Bush, and I needed to get out of my hotel room that night.
    There was a new play at Manhattan Theatre Club by John Patrick Shanley. All I knew about the play was its one word title: Doubt.

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  • Unchartered Territory

    Early in Winnie Holzman’s Choice, there is a fleeting reference to Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher and father of Existentialism who posited, “An objective uncertainty held fast… is the highest truth attainable for an existing individual.” That is, our truths are individual, subjective, and ultimately based on our ability to make free choices. Ms. Holzman, the writer who brought to life the ultimate ingesting teens, Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano of the cult hit television show “My So-Called Life,” as well as the young witches of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda in the musical Wicked, tackles the serious issue of existential choice in her characteristically sharp-eyed, humorous way. When Zippy, entering the third act of her life, begins reconsidering her life choices, it entails some personal and political dangers.

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  • Choice Curtain Calls

    Enjoy a series of brief interviews with Choice cast members Johanna Day (Zippy), Munson Hicks (Clark), Raviv Ullman (Hunter), and Madeline Wise (Zoe, Leah or Lena).

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  • Winnie Holzman carefully picked subject of her new play, ‘Choice’

    “Wicked,” says writer Winnie Holzman, was a life-changing opportunity.

    Holzman, who co-wrote the book for the hit musical with composer Steven Schwartz, says the success of that show made her think carefully about what her next project should be. The result is “Choice,” a play about a woman’s right to choose that is having its world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company, starting Friday.

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  • The Many Meanings of Choice

    As girls growing up in the post-war suburban paradise of Long Island, the most acceptable careers fo women were homemaker, teacher, or nuse. It seemed unlikely back then that they were destined for groundbreaking work on Broadway and in television. But after many twists and turns, both playwright Winnie Holzman and director Sheryl Kaller garnered Tony Award nominations, Holzman for the book to the musical Wicked and Kaller for her direction of a play Next Fall. Holzman is also the creator of "My So-Called Life" and a writer for many television shows. 

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Press Reviews

"FUNNY, GRIPPING, AND INTELLIGENT. Choice has two great parts for middle-aged women. They're funny, smart, and interesting as heck. You need to see this new comedy!" Boston.com
"INTRIGUING. Well-acted! With tart one-liners and astute social observations." Boston Globe
"FUNNY AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING!Cape Cod Times
"POWERFUL! Every member of the cast is strong." EDGE
"INNOVATIVE AND CLEVER!" New England Theatre Geek
"A bang-up production complete with an excellent cast!" TheaterMania
"LAUGH-OUT LOUD FUNNY! One of the best new works of 2015." Events Insider
"ALL OF THE COMEDY NOTES ARE PLAYED TO PERFECTION! Every cast member is at the top of their game." Talkin' Broadway
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Prices & Seating

Performance Day All Sections

PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;  Sunday matinee

$85
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee $75
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening;  Wednesday matinee $63

Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time.

View Seating Chart (Virginia Wimberly Theatre)  |  Get Directions

Discount Ticket Prices

  Prices
Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (Huntington Avenue Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
BU Community $10 off
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

Learn more about our Discount Ticket Programs.

Performance Day All Sections

PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;  Sunday matinee

$85
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee $75
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening;  Wednesday matinee $63

Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time.

View Seating Chart (Virginia Wimberly Theatre)  |  Get Directions

Discount Ticket Prices

  Prices
Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (Huntington Avenue Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
BU Community $10 off
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

Learn more about our Discount Ticket Programs.

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